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Interview with P. Aiden Hunt of Profiles in Legalization (Newstex)

About the Project

Profiles in Legalization began as a series examining the motivations and accomplishments of significant cannabis advocates. It grew to include original, contributed and reprinted cannabis policy and industry news articles and releases.

PiL: Cannabis Legalization News (@ProfilesInLegal) is a news feed curated by the author. Four stories are chosen and promoted through social media each weekday to highlight cannabis policy developments throughout the United States.

PiL: Cannabis Industry News is updated daily with press releases concerning the cannabis industry from newswire services.

All original content, unless otherwise noted, is written by P. Aiden Hunt.

Original articles, pages and posts are published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Aiden is a proud member of the Society of Professional Journalists‘ Freelance Community. He takes journalistic ethics seriously.

Project Mission

To tell stories about the motivations and accomplishments of significant figures in the U.S. cannabis legalization movement, in a way that connects with and inspires readers.

Originally literary in nature, the project has expanded into a cannabis policy and industry news outlet. This news comes original reporting and articles reprinted with permission.

The author signed a licensing agreement with ACI Information Group in July, 2021, for the site’s distribution through Newstex Blogs as original authoritative content. A similar licensing agreement was signed with NewsBank, Inc., in March, 2022, to be included in their Cannabis Newshub content.

Profiles In Legalization is listed as a digital trade/business-to-business media outlet by Muck Rack. It is not intended as a breaking news site, but rather as recap and analysis on state and federal cannabis developments.

Author Vision

The author’s vision is to explore the use of creative nonfiction writing to inspire activism and practice journalism. The original writing project that inspired the site has grown into a media outlet and continues to grow.

The author intends to fund the site through light advertising, sponsorship and grants. If you’re interested in sponsorship, please contact us.

Publication Values

For the author, this is primarily a literary project.  Telling true stories in a creative and engaging way is the sole value, in that sense. It is hoped, however, that reading about committed advocates will inspire readers to get involved, in whatever way they can.

The author supports all cannabis legalization efforts, even when imperfectly conceived or implemented.

This is a not-for-profit project. Neither the author, nor the project, will accept money for coverage.

Organizations We Support

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Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
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Americans for Safe Access
National Organization for Reforming Marijuana Laws (NORML)
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Drug Policy Alliance